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Obsidian Stout | Deschutes Brewery

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4.2/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 6.4%
IBUs: 55

220 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,066
Reviews:
1,161
Ratings:
3,914
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
Wants:
578
Gots:
850
Trade:
6
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4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juablu
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derdtheterd
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckornmannn
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle: attractive dark color, tan lacy head with good retention. Coffee, chocolate aroma. Taste follows but there are somewhat prominent hop bitterness. Like the black butte porter, I have had this many times. It is maybe unbeatable for the style, never any off flavors.

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Photo of washtomich
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my absolute favorite stouts. It is bursting with flavor while still being light enough to sip on. As noted by others, strong hints of espresso and some dark chocolate as well. Carbonation is spot on.

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vonhinx
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hiram_McDaniels
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Black, opaque with a nice light brown head that hung around for a while and left good lacing.

S---Bitter dark chocolate and coffee. Roasted malts.

T---Follows the nose. Roasted malts, dark chocolate & coffee.

F---Lighter than I would've thought based on the nose/taste. Nicely carbonated.

O---Very good example of a stout. I'd even go so far as to call it a proper stout.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Geologist
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rstar
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fmakalidude
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A classic example of a coffee stout with a creamy head and rich malt character. Medium heavy body and light on the hops. Holds its own against other classic stouts in its category.

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Photo of ZeneralGodzilla
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dodgerfan_33
3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So I just started getting into stouts recently and picked this up based upon the review I read.

L: Look is a very dark expresso color with about 1/2 finger of head on pour with no lacing.

S: The Smell is of rich dark coffee and chocolate with a roasted malt to it.

T: The taste is like the smell very rich coffee flavor , a bit hoppy and chocolates notes.

F: The feel is very heavy and quite a bit of carbonation. Not bad just not whst I was expecting.

O: overall for me this beer was good not fantastic. It’s not near what I was hoping it would be, wishing for a little cream feel and maybe a little less hoppy malt flavor. I probaly wouldn’t buy this again, but I would drink it if I had nothing left.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ehmdubya
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cush6
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SmokeWagon1776
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdubya
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sethcroisant
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SGR1220
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,914 ratings
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